WASHINGTON, DC — November 28, 2018 — California Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi is on a trajectory to sustain her 14 years as House Democratic leader for an additional 2 years this time as House Majority Speaker. Pelosi first garner being nominated an won designation as Democratic Caucus leader. Pelosi garnered 203 votes on the caucus ballot, 32 no votes, 3 non-voting, and 1 absentee.
January 3, 2019 will require the majority of at minimum 218 votes of the entire House of Representatives that is, anticipating all members in attendance and voting in order to secure the gavel.
There will be 235 Democrats seated as members in January 2019 which therefore demands Pelosi cannot afford to lose more than 17 votes. The glitch is however that House Democrats will have 235 members next year if they win uncalled races in New York’s 22nd District and California’s 21st District. That would mean Pelosi could lose no more than 17 votes on the floor, unless some some 20 freshman members follow through on rhetoric they espoused that they would not vote for Pelosi, asserting they are committed to voting for new leadership.
The Democratic Caucus anticipates support coalescing around Nancy Pelosi for another 2-years term.